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Legislation would require security drills in schools

Legislation would require security drills in schools
by CourierPostOnline.com

TRENTON — An Assembly panel on Thursday approved a measure, sponsored by a South Jersey legislator, that would require school security drills.

The measure, backed by Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt, D-Camden, would require schools to conduct one fire drill and one security drill each month. State law currently requires most public schools to hold two fire drills per month.

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Polling places to change at 3 Cherry Hill sites

Polling places to change at 3 Cherry Hill sites

CHERRY HILL — Three polling places here will move from their usual spots on Election Day.

The Woodcrest and Marlkress fire stations, which usually serve residents of township voting districts 10, 44 and 45, are expected to be undergoing construction next week, said township spokesman Dan Keashen.

District 10 residents are to vote Tuesday at Woodcrest Elementary School at Astor Drive and Cranford Avenue. Voters in districts 44 and 45 should head to Bethel Baptist Church Family Center, 1721 Springdale Road.

Check out this article online at the Courier-Post.

Avoid Election Day Lines: Vote at the Camden County Stores

Attention Camden County residents!!!

Absentee ballots are available now through Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at the Camden County Stores in the Cherry Hill Mall and Voorhees Town Center, and at the Clerk’s Office in the Camden County Courthouse.

Each location has a private area where you can vote and seal your ballot. You can drop it in a USPS mailbox conveniently located inside the County Store (or mail it from home) – the County Store even provides you the stamp!

This opportunity lets you securely cast your ballot and avoid the lines in what will be an historic Election Day.

Courier Post Endorses Cappelli & Cream for Freeholder

In Camco, stick with Dems
Courier Post Editorial -- October 23, 2008

Incumbents Louis Cappelli and Riletta Cream should stay on as Camden County freeholders.

Whether Democrat or Republican, New Jersey's ghastly taxes and oversized and overly expensive government demands a level of fiscal conservatism from all elected officials.

We need politicians who see that people are suffering because of high property taxes and moving out of this state because they no longer want to pay for an army of government workers with cushy benefits.

In Camden County, the freeholder board has focused in recent years on shrinking the size of county government to reduce the burden on taxpayers. Nearly 300 jobs have been eliminated since the beginning of 2005, according to county officials. Last year alone, 86 positions in the county government were cut, shaving about $4 million off the county payroll.

Camden County Freeholder-Director Louis Cappelli Jr. and Freeholder Riletta Cream should be re-elected because even though there would be benefit in having opposing party voices on the all-Democratic board, the freeholders are on the right path with shrinking the payroll in the county through attrition, not layoffs.

Republicans Alice Wood and Mary Cortes are passionate candidates who would no doubt enliven the board and spur debate at public freeholder meetings, something the board could use. But the county government has gotten better about spending under Cappelli's stewardship -- the ridiculous purchase of Marlkress Road in Cherry Hill for $1.7 million in 2006 notwithstanding. Wood and Cortes don't seem ready to focus on the nuts and bolts of county finances and further reducing payroll spending.

So we endorse incumbent Democrats Cappelli and Cream.